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Reading that connects

Posted on: October 18, 2014

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Traditionalists who think that kids should only read from dead tree books and not be given interactive e-books before a certain age are bound to take joy in this book by Novak.

They will call this evidence of the effectiveness of not just books but also pictureless books. Victory!

But their confidence is misplaced. There are many forms of reading: For pleasure, for work, for study; skimming or in-depth; alone or in groups; being read to or reading on your own. They are not the same thing.

For me the video is evidence of connecting with kids. You can (and should) do that with any type of book.

And if video is the new text, what other sort of reading should we be promoting? Take a minute (or three) and see.

2 Responses to "Reading that connects"

This book certainly looks interesting! I’ve seen a few posts around that recommends this book for connecting with kids. I think I’ll get one!


That’s the reaction my wife had. We don’t need the book for our son. We want it for ourselves instead!

If you like quirky books, you might like the two All My Friends Are Dead books by Avery Monsen and Jory John, or the Darth Vader (and kids) series by Jeffrey Brown.


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